Dallas, TX asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: Have you ever been under immigration proceedings???

I’m filling out for I-485 and it’s asking me if I ever been under immigra.proceedings? We didn’t attent interview and I got a letter to leave country within 30 days but then I filled for Vawa. So should I answer yes or no to this question???

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Santa Ana, CA

A: Immigration proceedings refers to removal/deportation/exclusion/etc. proceedings. For example, if you were ever issued a Notice to Appear and had a case in immigration court in front of an immigration judge then you would have to answer yes to that question.

You should check your A-number in the EOIR system before you submit the application, to confirm that you were never issued a NTA that you did not receive because you moved out: https://acis.eoir.justice.gov/en/

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.